Tim Westwood will
headline London’s anti-racism festival, "Respect". The free event
will feature performances by Shystie, one of Britain’s rising female rappers,
as well as Big Brovaz, Mica Paris, Def Jam’s Terri Walker and many others.
The festival aims
to encourage multiculturalism and promote racial tolerance through nine different
stages with entertainment including a Choice-FM stage, a comedy tent, a sports
zone, a Hip-Hop stage and a variety of other entertainment.
"Respect" said that over 100,000 people will attend the festival this
year, which takes place in East London’s Victoria Park.
The event was founded
in 1996 and was organized by Trades Union Congress, a network of 71 affiliated
unions that represent almost seven million working people from all walks of
life in the United Kingdom.
Westwood is the host of BBC’s Radio 1 rap show, which started in 1994. He is
regarded as one of the leading figures in UK Hip-Hop.
Previous acts have
included Asian Dub Foundation, Run-DMC and reggae legend Desmond Dekker.
Respect is one
of London’s biggest summer festivals and will take place on Saturday July 17th